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WINTER HIKING: CHOOSE THE RIGHT OUTFIT

Functional features, utility, warmth, durability… these are just some of the criteria to be considered when buying snow hiking gear. Depending on your level of ability, we can help you make the right choices!

WINTER HIKING: CHOOSE THE RIGHT OUTFIT

The benefit of hiking on snow is that it is for everyone, regardless of your experience or physical condition. Walking in a relaxed way with family or friends, seeking to climb peaks to admire the view or surpassing yourself to reach ever higher limits… Regardless of your level of ability, we have the equipment you need!

WINTER HIKING: CHOOSE THE RIGHT OUTFIT

A FEW BASIC RULES

WINTER HIKING: CHOOSE THE RIGHT OUTFIT
WINTER HIKING: CHOOSE THE RIGHT OUTFIT

Once you've chosen your route and safety measures, it's time to pick the right gear. All the products designed for hiking on snow have common features:

WINTER HIKING: CHOOSE THE RIGHT OUTFIT

The benefits of this equipment are developed to varying degrees according to level of ability. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced hiker, there is something for everyone.

HIKING ON SNOW IN EASY MODE

You walk at an easy pace… in your opinion, hiking is the ideal time for the contemplating nature, getting a breath of fresh air, stopping to take photos, making snow angels with the children… you enjoy the signposted trails and the silence of the snow-covered landscapes…

Tip: NON-SLIP

On the signposted trails, there may be sections that are more slippery or even icy. There are practical removable non-slip spikes that you can take in your backpack and very easily slip over your boots. They will be the solution for coping with an icy trail!

WINTER HIKING: CHOOSE THE RIGHT OUTFIT

HIKING ON SNOW IN SPORTS MODE

Hiking on snow is a breath of fresh for you. exploring new peaks, surpassing yourself, filling your lungs with fresh air, feeling your heartbeat and getting to the top, while still recovering your breath to contemplate the panorama and enjoy the moment before going back down… on a sledge, why not? Intoxicated by the speed and the fresh air…

IN THE EVENT OF EXTREME COLD (DOWN TO -20°C)

Your hike may be a little less sporty. All you need to do is adjust your equipment to cope with extreme temperatures. Without adding an additional layer, simply choose a thicker jacket and pair of trousers, which must nevertheless still be breathable. A jacket with a large collar or hood will protect the head and neck. As for the footwear, choose boots with more coverage that can come in more useful in extreme cold conditions.

WINTER HIKING: CHOOSE THE RIGHT OUTFIT

HIKING IN ADVANCED MODE

You feel at home in the mountains. Regardless of the weather, as soon as the first flakes of snow start to fall, you can be seen clambering towards the peaks… you never feel better than when you are at altitude, enjoying pushing yourself, breathing the heady high-altitude air and taking on new challenges with each outing: going further, quicker each time…

With or without snowshoes, it may be useful to take some telescopic poles with you in your backpack. Without forgetting a water bottle for drinking regularly and a snack should you feel a drop in energy.

DID YOU KNOW ...?

To combat the cold, the body reacts in various ways by speeding up the heart rate or even reducing the blood flow to the hands and feet. Sports in general, and hiking of snow in particular, are an excellent way of warming yourself up as long as the body is already at a certain temperature, which is why you need a good warm-up. Rotate your arms, bend your knees, rotate the upper body and start hiking at a gentle pace to raise the temperature.

WINTER HIKING: CHOOSE THE RIGHT OUTFIT

In conclusion, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced hiker, there is no reason why you cannot treat yourself to the pleasures of hiking on snow, as long as you are well prepared and have the right equipment!

WINTER HIKING: CHOOSE THE RIGHT OUTFIT

JESSICA

Quechua communication team

Mountain enthusiast, fan of hiking with or without snowshoes, lover of wide-open spaces, lakes and mountain peaks, occasional climber and part-time surfer.